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The Role - Workshop Supervisor

Reporting to the Fabrication Director / OSM Manager the Workshop Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing all fabrication, assembly and delivery requirements from the Workshop in support of the various projects being undertaken by the company in the region.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Set up fabrication, assembly and clean room areas to give best efficiency of space while ensuring production demands can be achieved.
  • Be responsible for identification, set up and maintenance of plant and equipment required to carry out all fabrication and assembly works.
  • Identify suitable craftworkers and train personnel to carry out all tasks while supporting production, quality and safety requirements.
  • Be responsible for controlling crew balance to give best possible outcome in crew efficiency and output.
  • Be the safety leader in the facility and support and implement all safety initiatives necessary to run a safe workplace for all employees.
  • Manage the materials, traceability, production, assembly and delivery from the fabrication workshop, in accordance with best practice, company procedures and client specifications.
  • Ensure full compliance with both contractual and programme requirements to meet site and client demands.
  • Liaise with site and transportation team to ensure the safe loading and delivery of all prefabricated and sub-assembled items.
  • Have an overview of the workings of the facilities clean room, power and general maintenance requirements.
  • Assist in planning and scheduling the project fabrication requirements in accordance with the agreed contract programme and on-site delivery requirements.  Include the inputs to weekly reports to the site or client as required.
  • Ensure all consumables, gases, PPE and other equipment are specified and in place to carry out the works.
  • Implement the Project Quality Plan and Company Procedures across all fabrications and assemblies.
  • Manage and control all craft workers and sub-contractors in the facility.
  • Liaise with site and client's Representatives as required.
  • Completion of any other tasks as assigned by the OSM Manager or Fabrication Director.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Experience

  • Trade requirement in pipefitting, fabrication or other related trade is essential.
  • Previous workshop supervisory experience is essential.


  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Take ownership of the tasks, materials and crew from beginning to end.
  • Have confidence in own ability and build rapport with colleagues and client reps.
  • Personable and good communicator both written and verbal.
  • Hardworking and capable of solving problems while working under pressure for delivery.
  • Ability to assess situations and prioritise accordingly.
  • Ability to supervise crew
  • Ability to motivate craftworkers to achieve required targets.
  • Ability to work with multiple craft numbers and delegate work effectively.
  • Mentor and train craftworkers to carry out new or different tasks.
  • Have or develop an in-depth knowledge of the plant and equipment being used for fabrication and assembly